by Cam Slater

The Government touted ‘Three Waters’ as a way to save ratepayers and taxpayers money, but within a week of them ramming the bill through parliament we find out that the cost of the new IT system, to replace IT systems councils already have in place to manage water, has ballooned out to $659 million. It was originally estimated at between $300-500 million. And you may be sure it’ll actually cost far more than that.

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